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For years, Folger’s Coffee used to run the most heart-tugging commercials. Now it seems like Publix supermarket has taken over mantle. c gastronomie vitam But in one Folger’s commercial that ran for decades, a young man comes home, possibly from deployment in the service, to his family early on Christmas day. He makes a pot of coffee and it wakes up the whole family. The mother has one of the few lines of dialogue as she hugs him and says, “You’re home.” The idea of making a long, arduous trek to be with the ones you love at this time of year resonates with me, and, I think, with many others. But why?

One of the most memorable in my life happened forty-five years ago, in 1973. I was in my first pastorate in northern Idaho and my sister decided to get married in the dead of winter between Christmas and New Year in Minnesota. So we undertook a big Christmas/wedding journey that year. This was also a time when there was an oil crisis and gas stations that had been open 24 hours began to close at night and on holidays.

December 23 was a Sunday and we had our church Christmas celebration that morning. electricity resistance questions That afternoon we set out in our Pinto wagon with a car top carrier loaded with four 5-gallon cans of gas. We were a rolling bomb, waiting to go off. We reached Missoula in the early evening and one of the tires blew. We put on the spare and kept going. That night we switched off driving and trying to sleep in the back in two-hour shifts. I have fleeting memories of passing a semi heading uphill outside Bozeman spinning its wheels on the slick ice. The tires are so hot they have steam coming off them and they melt the ice enough to get down to the road and move the truck ahead a few feet before the process begins again. We are able to pass by in our lighter vehicle with little trouble.

East of Billings every deer in eastern Montana is determined to cross I-94. I am getting sleepy and just the time can’t keep my eyes open any more, whoosh, a deer runs across the highway and I am wide awake again. Then near Glendive, as the sun is coming up, a second tire goes flat. Now we have to take the two flat tires and hitch hike into town to get them fixed. electricity prices over time Within a few feet of the car, a pickup stops to pick us up and carry us to a service station just off the highway. The attendant can tell we have been up a long time and while he fixes the flats he gives us the keys to his car and tells us to have breakfast at a restaurant down the road. By the time we return, the tires are fixed and he takes us to our car, helps us put on the tire and leaves us with a wish for a safe trip.

The whole day, Christmas Eve, we travel across North Dakota. About 7 p.m. we cross into Minnesota, gas up and call home. electricity sources uk That is the last open gas station we see. We use all four gas cans as we drive through the small silent snow-covered towns of central Minnesota. At about 3 a.m. we arrive in Winnebago, MN. Christmas morning! We are home. God has kept us safe.

My question to you is where are you in relation to home this year? Your Heavenly Father is waiting for you to come home. Are you there? Are you on your way? Are you still not sure there is a place to come home to? The Bible talks about the joy in heaven when one lost person comes home. Maybe you can be a source of joy this Christmas. If I can help you make that journey, please contact me.

The Rev. electricity definition wikipedia Dr. Edward A. Soule is now the pastor of Big Cove Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Brownsboro, AL. He retired as a United Methodist pastor who served 28 years as a minister in churches around the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church. Before that, he was in Christian radio for 10 years and was a Baptist minister for two years. Over the years, Ed has also been a teacher in public schools, a private school principal, and taught at a Bible college. He has a B.A. from Bethel University, St. Paul, MN; a M. Div. from Bethel Theological Seminary; and a D. Min. from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH. gas oil ratio formula Ed is now widowed. He had been married to Deborah (Mendelson) for 38 years. She was the executive director of Partnership for a Drug Free Community. He currently resides in the Hampton Cove community of Huntsville, AL, where Ed enjoys walking with their dog, Churchill, daily, running and keeping up the landscaping. "Dr. Edward" is available to speak to churches and other groups in the north Alabama/southern Tennessee area. Contact through this blog or directly at